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Strong Winds Cause Accidents, Power Outages

Strong Winds Cause Accidents, Power Outages

Posted - Apr. 2, 2004 at 10:10 p.m.



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(KSL News)-- Hurricane force winds pound northern Utah. The wind blew down tree limbs and emptied garbage cans.

But the biggest problem tonight is out on the freeway. Big rigs especially are finding it difficult to deal with the strong winds.

Highway Patrol troopers say the windiest stretch of I-15 is from Centerville north to Kaysville.

Sgt. Jeff Willmore, Utah Highway Patrol: "We're going to be shutting down the freeway to high profile vehicles. That means semis and box trailers. If you have a camper trailer that you're pulling like a fifth wheel, you probably don't want to come through here either, because they're having problems also."

At least two semis have toppled in Davis County, turning the freeway into something like a parking lot.

In Morgan County a semi-collided with a pickup truck on I-84, killing a person in each vehicle.

The wind is also causing spotty outages from Davis and Weber counties to Salt Lake City.

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